How a hip and knee navigator can help you

Having a hip and knee navigator is like having an expert knowledge guide every step of the way, a person who is dedicated to providing you with education and insight as you prepare for hip or knee surgery. Your navigator is your advocate—someone by your side through every aspect of your experience at Main Line Health.

Meet the joint replacement authorities at each of our four hospitals

Kimberly Hogan, RN BSN, CMSRN
Lankenau Medical Center

“I enjoy spending time with and getting to know our patients and what’s important to them while also helping them learn how to be successful and confident in the recovery process. Many times I hear from patients that I was able to explain things in a way that no one else could, providing them with a newfound understanding. Ultimately, patients just need to take their recovery day by day—and they will succeed.”

Beth Mathews, BSN, RN, HNC-BC
Bryn Mawr Hospital

“I believe the wellness of our orthopedic patients are first and foremost. I want to ensure that they are prepared and knowledgeable before and after surgery with us. My approach is one of compassion for their well-being when I share our educational classes and seminars.”

Donna Levan, PT, DPT, MEd, CSCS
Paoli Hospital

“I help address people’s common concerns like pain after surgery, and what it will be like when they go home after surgery, but the way I’m really able to help is by listening to the patient and finding out exactly what they’re fearful about. Then I’m able to provide evidence-based answers, suggestions and information in a positive, supportive environment. There are no stupid questions here. If it’s making you worried, your question is important.”

Cara Peck, BSN, RN
Riddle Hospital

“Helping our community with their orthopedic needs is something that gives me great joy. I believe educating those with chronic pain on non-operative options for hip and knee pain or guiding them through their surgical journey is imperative to regaining full functional ability. I have found that listening carefully to each patients’ concerns and modifying their education plan can be beneficial to their personalized road to recovery. It is truly an honor to participate in each patients’ plan of care to help them get back to the many activities they once enjoyed.”